Infrastructure

Analysis: Challenges to CO2 Pipelines Pose Threat to U.S. Ethanol's Role in Green Jet Fuel Development

The U.S. drive to develop sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) using ethanol could be slowed because of growing opposition to proposed pipelines that would curb greenhouse gas emissions from ethanol plants by capturing carbon dioxide and carrying it away to other states for storage.

Freeport LNG Plant in Texas Set to Resume Operations After Monday Shutdown

U.S. liquefied natural gas company Freeport LNG's export plant in Texas was on track to return to service on Tuesday after all of its liquefaction trains shut on Monday, according to data from financial firm LSEG.

US Needs More Pipeline Capacity for Reliable Gas Supply, INGAA Says

The U.S. needs more natural gas pipeline capacity to maintain reliable gas supply during extreme cold weather, a trade group representing pipeline companies said on Monday in support of regulators who last week urged sought new rules to prevent a repetition of last winter's power outages.

BKV, EnLink Start First Carbon Capture Project in Texas

Energy firms BKV and Enlink Midstream said on Monday the first injection of carbon dioxide at a carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility in Texas was completed ahead of schedule.

INGAA Responds to Winter Storm Elliott Report, Emphasizes Need for Enhanced Infrastructure

(P&GJ) — The recently released Winter Storm Elliott Report sheds light on the proactive measures taken by members of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) to uphold system integrity during the severe weather event.

Canadian Firm to Build $2.9 Billion Green Hydrogen Project in Quebec

Montreal-based renewable energy firm TES Canada H2 Inc. will build a $2.9 billion green hydrogen project in Quebec that is expected to create 200 permanent jobs and reduce 3% of the province's carbon emissions by 2030, a source familiar with the project told Reuters on Thursday.

Glenfarne Energy Transition’s Texas LNG Selects Baker Hughes Gas Technology

(P&GJ) — Texas LNG and Glenfarne Energy Transition chose Baker Hughes to supply gas compression technology, including electric motor drives, for their four MTPA LNG export terminal in the Port of Brownsville, Texas.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Sues Protesters Hindering $7.2 Billion Construction Project

The developer of the Mountain Valley Pipeline has sued two protesters it says blocked construction on the $7.2 billion natural gas project, seeking compensation and orders barring them from interfering in the future.

Uganda, Tanzania to Do Feasibility Study on Gas Pipeline

Uganda and Tanzania have agreed to carry out a feasibility study for a pipeline linking Tanzania's gas fields to Uganda, their energy ministers said on Friday, as the East African neighbors seek to progress a plan first announced in 2016.

Regulators Say Loss of Everett LNG Terminal Threatens New England Energy Reliability

A possible loss of the Everett Marine LNG terminal can jeopardize the reliability of New England's energy supply during extreme cold weather, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the North American Electric Reliability Corp. said on Monday.

Snam Explores Acquisition of Edison's Gas Storage, Eyes Bigger Stake in Adriatic LNG

Snam plans to file an offer to buy Edison's gas storage business and is also considering increasing its stake in Adriatic LNG, Italy's biggest LNG terminal, the group's CEO said on Thursday.

Electrical Incident Curtails LNG Output at Chevron's Gorgon Facility

An "electrical incident" last month has curtailed the output of LNG at Chevron's Gorgon facility in Western Australia, a company spokesperson said on Thursday.

BlackRock to Invest $550 Million in Occidental's Carbon Capture Project

BlackRock Inc, the world's biggest money manager, will invest $550 million in Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s direct air capture (DAC) plant in West Texas, the two companies announced on Tuesday.

New Fortress Delays Start of Mexico's First LNG Plant Until December

U.S. LNG developer New Fortress Energy has postponed the commercial start of Mexico's first LNG plant to December, company officials said on Wednesday, following delays in receiving the infrastructure.

Paradigm Shifts in Natural Gas Measurement, Maintenance

(P&GJ) — What drives paradigm shifts? Are paradigm shifts in industry the result of changes in behavior which lead to technology innovation, or does technology innovation precede paradigm shifts in behavior? This existential “what came first, the chicken or the egg” question may not have a universal answer, but in mature, risk averse, and regulated industries, the answer is almost universally the latter.

Increasing Gas Pipeline Capacity Using Nanocomposites

(P&GJ) — Even as the world needs energy desperately — particularly natural gas — takeaway capacity has been proved insufficient in several natural gas fields in the United States.

Enbridge Expands RNG Footprint with $1.2 Billion Purchase of Seven US Facilities

(P&GJ) — Enbridge has taken another significant step in the business of manufacturing and transporting renewable natural gas (RNG) — by announcing the purchase of seven operating U.S. landfill gas-to-RNG facilities from RNG developer Morrow Renewables.

Mexico's Pemex, New Fortress Energy Scrap Deepwater Gas Project, Sources Say

Mexican state energy company Pemex and U.S. LNG company New Fortress Energy have terminated a deal to develop potentially the country's first deepwater natural gas project that was signed a year ago, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Kinder Morgan to Buy NextEra’s 462-Mile Texas Pipeline System for $1.8 Billion

(P&GJ) — Kinder Morgan Inc. has agreed to acquire NextEra Energy Partner's South Texas assets, STX Midstream, for $1.815 billion. The STX Midstream pipeline system, which spans 462 miles, boasts a substantial transport capacity of 4.9 billion cubic feet per day.

Kosmos Energy Anticipates Possible Q2 2024 Start for Tortue LNG Project

Kosmos Energy said on Monday that the start-up of the BP-operated Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) gas project offshore Senegal and Mauritania could slip into the second quarter of 2024.

Bakken Case Study: Expanding Operations Depends on Thick-Walled HDPE Pipe

(P&GJ) – As Continental Resources expands its operation in Dunn County, North Dakota, an important component is the use of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe that was selected not only for its integrity but also because it can be installed without scaring the environment.

Energy Transfer's Pipeline Network Surpasses 125,000 Miles with Crestwood Acquisition

Energy Transfer now owns and operates more than 125,000 miles of pipelines and related assets in all the major U.S.-producing regions and markets across 41 states, further enhancing its leadership position in the midstream sector.

New Fortress Energy Considers Onshore LNG Facility in Mexico as Complement to Offshore Project

New Fortress Energy on Thursday disclosed it is weighing an LNG export facility in Mexico that would be an onshore complement to its offshore project.

New U.S. Sanctions Take Aim at Russia's Arctic LNG Project Amid Ukraine Conflict

The latest sanctions target a major entity involved in the development, operation and ownership of a massive project in Siberia known as Arctic-2 LNG, the State Department said in a statement. The project expected to ship chilled natural gas, known as LNG to global markets.

Australian Court Blocks Santos' $3.6 Billion Subsea Gas Pipeline Project

Santos said on Thursday an Australian court has granted an interim injunction preventing it from starting work on laying undersea pipelines on its $3.6 billion Barossa gas project off northern Australia.

Williams Companies Beats Q3 Estimates, Sold Bayou Ethane System for $348 Million

Williams Companies beat third-quarter estimates on Wednesday, as the pipeline operator benefited from a rise in revenues generated from its midstream business. The company also announced it sold its Bayou Ethane system for $348 million in cash to cement its position in Colorado's Denver-Julesburg Basin.

DOE Warns New Fortress Energy's Mexico LNG Permit Could Require Reapplication

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has warned New Fortress Energy if any portion of its Altamira floating LNG project is located onshore Mexico, the company will have to resubmit its application for an export permit.

Cadiz Signs Agreement with El Paso Natural Gas for Long-Term Power Supply

(P&GJ) — Cadiz Inc. has entered into a long-term contract with El Paso Natural Gas Company LLC (EPNG) to install a tap on their natural gas pipeline, which runs through the Cadiz Ranch property in the California eastern Mojave Desert.

Entergy Agrees to Sell Gas Distribution Business for $484 Million

(P&GJ) — Entergy has agreed to sell its gas distribution business to Bernhard Capital Partners, a services and infrastructure-focused private equity management firm based in Baton Rouge, for approximately $484 million in cash.

Russia's Weaker Hand Undermines Case for Power of Siberia 2 Gas Pipeline to China

Russia is counting on a planned new pipeline to China as it seeks to make up for lost gas sales in Europe, but industry insiders see major risks around the project and question whether it will justify the huge costs.